WHO

Resident Artists
The current Resident Artists are Janet Doble, Michael Fuller, Jill Langford, Krista Levy Odlin, and Krista Wells. Each member brings his or her individual esthetic and talents to create an exciting mix of work.


Janet, spinning her magic
Janet Doble has worked for more than 30 years as a production potter. After discovering a source for local clay in Diligent River, her work is going in a new direction, but she continues to explore themes of asymmetry, pattern, and decoration in unique functional pottery that enhance the rituals of daily life. Her sculptural pieces based on vase and platter forms find inspiration in the textures and colours of this beautifully rugged area.


Michael, working on a painting of the weir at Partridge Island
Fuller has been painting for years, but only recently scaled down from theatre set painting to canvas. Still exploring styles and subject matter, he paints everything from dramatic skies to sensitive portraits.

Jill, caught in the act of doing some heavy research!
Langford’s beautiful and lyrical work is inspired by the sea. She layers strong, transparent colours of ink to explore pattern and texture, myth and magic. www.dancingbeggarsstudio.com

Krista Levy Odlin is sew busy!
Levy Odlin is a trained costume designer and brings those skills and a wonderful sense of both playfulness and sophistication to her creations. She has a fascination with re purposing found objects  which run the gamut from jewellery and bags to dresses and stuffed critters.


Krista Wells, working on a small dog sculpture
Wells describes herself as a storyteller, no matter what she is creating. She paints, illustrates, sculpts, creates mosaics and jewellery, and she recently published Dog-eared Journals, art and observations from a dog living in Portugal. Her work is whimsical, colourful, and often smile-inducing. www.kristawells.ca

The Resident Artists work as a co-operative and are responsible for the operation of Art Lab, from organizing workshops to paying the bills. All decisions are made by the group with the goals of Art Lab in mind.

Resident membership of Art Lab Studios and Gallery is available by application. Residents will be chosen by the current Resident Artists when a vacancy exists. It is the responsibility of the Resident Artists to ensure a variety of disciplines and media are represented.

For information on how to apply to be a Resident Artist, please visit our Join Us page.


Associate Members
In addition to the four Resident Artists, there are Associate Members who have the opportunity to exhibit in the Community Gallery, a room devoted exclusively to these members, be they beginners or professionals. This room also serves as a workspace for these members who are free to drop by and work on projects on their own, soaking up some of the creative vibe going on around them.

Associate Membership is open to all for a yearly cost of $40. For information on how become an Associate Member, please click on our Join Us page.

The General Public
Everyone is welcome to come in to Art Lab, watch artists at work, browse the great variety of completed works, ask questions, make a purchase, or simply grab a cup of tea and something from our library of inspiring books and put your feet up for a bit. We're very relaxed here, so drop by.